[Athen] alt text on images when using mail merge to email in MS Word

Sharon M Trerise smtreris at syr.edu
Fri Dec 4 14:04:19 PST 2015

Our admissions department is sending out emails using the mail merge feature in Microsoft Word with the merged letters being "Sent to Email". The document has a separate graphic for the header and footer with text imbedded in the graphic.

I can add alt text to the images when I create the document in Word, but when I perform the mail merge and send the merged documents to email, the alt text appears to get lost. Am I missing something?

If it is not possible to have the alt text go with the email merge, do you have suggestions on other ways to do it - other than dropping the images altogether?



Sharon Trerise | IT Analyst - Accessibility
Information Technology Services
307 BRL
Syracuse University
Syracuse, New York 13244
t 315.433.2143 e smtreris at syr.edu w its.syr.edu

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